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FY2016 Utilizing IPR System for Promoting Innovation

IPR Seminar in Myanmar

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Utilizing IPR System for Promoting Innovation
Date January 18, 2017
Venue The Hotel Amara
Title "Utilizing IPR System for Promoting Innovation"
Organized by
Supported by
Japan Patent Office (JPO)
Department of Technology Promotion and Coordination,Ministry of Education
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Contact Person Dr. Aye Aye Maw
Ministry of Education
Tel: +95 67 404419
Fax: +95 67 404411/ +95 67 404539
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Follow-up Seminar in Myanmar

On January 18, 2017, the Japan Institute for Promoting Invention and Innovation (JIPII) held a seminar in Naypyidaw, Myanmar as a part of the JPO-commissioned "Cooperation in Human Resource Development" project. This was the second seminar in Myanmar. The first was held in October 2014.

The JPO held the seminar with assistance from the Ministry of Education of Myanmar (MOE). The seminar was hosted by the Japan Institute for Promoting Invention and Innovation (APIC-JIPII). Mr. Win Khang Moe, Director General of Research and Innovation for the MOE, kicked off the seminar with a speech, which was followed by a speech by Mr. Yoshihiro Nakayama, Deputy Director of the International Cooperation Division of the JPO. In total, 72 people participated in the seminar. While most were from the MOE, some universities and research institutions were also represented.

This theme of this seminar was, "Utilizing the IPR System to Promote Innovation." It consisted of two sessions. The first was entitled, "Management to Create Inventions," and the second, "IP Office Involvement in IP Policy." A special speech entitled, "Current Industrial Property Rights Policy Conditions in Japan," was given before the first session by Mr. Yoshihiro Nakayama, followed by the keynote speech by Dr. Moe Moe Thwe, Director and Head of the IPDEPT of the Ministry of Education, entitled, "Current Status of Intellectual Property Policy in Myanmar." Dr. Thwe completed a six-month research project in Japan in 2013 as a long-term researcher invited under the FY2013 Cooperation in Human Resource Development project.

Also, Dr. Sint Soe, Director of the Mandalay Technological University, gave a lecture entitled, "Management Strategy for Creating Inventions in Myanmar." Dr. Hnin Nwe Aye, Deputy Director of the IPDEPT of the Ministry of Education, gave a lecture entitled, "Role and Future Vision of the IP Office to Promote Innovation in Myanmar." From Japan, Mr. Jinzo Fujino, an Adjunct Professor at the Tokyo University of Science (TUS), gave a lecture entitled, "Inventions, Innovation and the IP System." Mr. Yoshitoshi Tanaka, a Professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Economics of the School of Engineering of the Tokyo Institute of Technology, gave a lecture entitled, "The Japanese Innovation Experience and Core Values." Mr. Takao Ogiya, Director General of the Asia-Pacific Industrial Property Center of the Japan Institute for Promoting Invention and Innovation, gave a lecture entitled, "Japan’s National IP Strategy." Time was allotted for Q&A and the exchange of opinions after each session. Active discussions even extended beyond the initially scheduled times.

IP law is still developing in Myanmar. Preparations have been made for the establishment of the Myanmar IP Office. The participants in this seminar exhibited a keen interest in intellectual property and great enthusiasm to implement new policies in Myanmar.

Mr. Win Khang Moe, Director General, Research and Innovation, Ministry of Education, Myanmar and Mr. Yoshihiro Nakayama, Deputy Director, International Cooperation Division, JPO

Mr. Win Khang Moe, Director General, Research and Innovation, Ministry of Education, Myanmar and Mr. Yoshihiro Nakayama, Deputy Director, International Cooperation Division, JPO

Dr. Moe Moe Thwe, Director and Head, IPDEPT, Ministry of Education

Dr. Moe Moe Thwe, Director and Head, IPDEPT, Ministry of Education

Seminar participants

Seminar participants

 

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